With an evolutionary shift in the role that large libraries will play in the new age of the internet, Immaculata University has initiated early planning to replace many of the bookshelves on the Gabriele Library’s first floor with a Knowledge Commons area, where students and faculty may engage comfortably in productive studies using computers.
As a first step in this direction, the ImmacuLatté Café was constructed in an area immediately adjacent to the main library entrance, formerly occupied by several offices.
Serving a distinguished medley of espressos, lattés, and other assorted beverages and snacks, the coffee bar at ImmacuLatté matches the rich cherry wood of the existing library, with complementary mosaic glass accents, and a mocha-colored panorama of the University domes. Also included in the final product is a casual cyber café sitting area which can accommodate small group interactions or individual study; as well as two public restrooms (both ADA-accessible) for added convenience.
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